I have never actually watched this Sunday night show, but what started out as a short series has now gained massive popularity for it’s feel good nature. The BBC today confirmed that Lark Rise to Candleford will return for a third series, remaining in its family slot.
The show is written by Bill Gallagher, as an adaptation of books by Flora Thompson, and has a host of stars attached. The 19th century drama attracted Julia Sawalha, Jason Merrells and Brendan Coyle to name but a few.
From the press release:
Set in the small hamlet of Lark Rise and the wealthier neighbouring market town, Candleford, at the end of the 19th century, the series chronicles the daily lives of farm workers, craftsmen and gentry, observing characters in loving, boisterous and competing communities of families, rivals, friends and neighbours.
The series currently gets over 6 million viewers, which remains a strong figure, and it’s loved by both fans and critics alike. It is also broadcast on the BBC HD channel, allowing a new audience to view it in better quality.